Angel on My Shoulder

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In this comedy, Paul Muni stars as a recently murdered gangster who goes to Hell. However, there is a troublesome honest judge on Earth who's been shipping too many souls to Hell; if Muni will take over the judge's body and begin performing bad deeds, his soul will be set free.

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Paul Muni
as Eddie Kagle/Judge Frederick Parker
Anne Baxter
as Barbara Foster
Onslow Stevens
as Dr. Matt Higgins
Hardie Albright
as Smiley Williams
James Flavin
as Bellamy
Marion Martin
as Mrs. Bentley
Jonathan Hale
as Chairman
Joan Blair
as Brazen Girl
Maurice Cass
as Lucius (uncredited)
Fritz Leiber
as Scientist
Kurt Katch
as Warden
Joel Friedkin
as Malvola (uncredited)
Ben Welden
as Shaggsy
George Meeker
as Mr. Bentley
Lee Shumway
as Bailiff
Noble Johnson
as Trustee (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee
as Gangster
Michael Lally
as Gangster
Duke Taylor
as Gangster
Edward Keane
as Prison Yard Captain
Archie Twitchell
as Police sergeant (uncredited)
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Audience Reviews for Angel on My Shoulder


Paul Muni's a little fun with his Mob/Italiano/New Yorker circa 1930's take and Claude Rains the foil as no less than the devil himself, as a cynical mug returns from Hell to upset the applecart of upstanding Joe Judge Guy. Anne Baxter only has to be sexy ... no problem for her. It's an enjoyable ride.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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Although the tape I rented was of bad quality, I was able to see that this was a great movie, I loved it. It's a twist on the story of the guy who dies but gets another chance by going back to earth. It's really worth checking out.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Not the best old movie i have ever seen, but pleasant enough for a boring weekend. Anne Baxter is the highlight.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


A interesting film that is Here Come Mr. Jordan in reverse. Paul Muni is a murdered gangster that is resurrected by the devil(Claude Rains) to replace a judge to carry out his evil deeds. Muni is bent on revenge, but his bad intentions backfire and he starts to see the error of his ways. At times the story is heavy handed, but Rains and Muni pull off good and fun performances. The story is a good idea, but not strong with a lot of holes. The performances make this film enjoyable and it has a good ending.

cody franklin
cody franklin

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